Lebedinsky Nikolay Arkadevich
Born in the city of Krasnoye Selo near St. Petersburg in the
family of a railway employee. Following
the movement of his father in the service, the family moved to
Oranienbaum, then to Peterhof.
In 1928, Lebedinsky graduated from the Leningrad Peterhof Labor
School named after Lenin. He
had natural abilities for drawing, music, had a good ear and voice,
dreamed of entering the conservatory, but life was different. In
1929, Lebedinsky entered the Leningrad Topographical Technical
School, which he graduated after three years in a photo-geodetic
training and immediately after graduating from technical school
before being drafted into the army, Lebedinsky worked in Tula,
Karelia in the area of construction of the White Sea-Baltic Canal,
in Altai. He
served in the army as a member of the topographic and geodetic
detachment of the headquarters of the Leningrad Military District,
where he carried out field and office work.
After demobilization in 1936, Lebedinsky became a
photogrammetrist in the sector of the Polar Aerial Survey under the
State Investigation Department of State Medical Aid Surgery, in June
1937 he was sent as a topographer to the expedition on the
“G. Sedov". In
difficult weather and ice conditions, he produced a scale survey of
1: 100,000 scale, 85 km of the southern coast of the Boiler Island
on the Novosibirsk Islands archipelago. In
the production characteristic given by Lebedinsky, the deputy head
of the expedition, V.I. Vorobyov said:
“... although the task assigned by the plan to Comrade N. N.
not be fulfilled, but the non-fulfillment of the plan occurred due
to objective reasons independent of comrade Lebedinsky (namely, due
to the presence of coastal strip of drifting ice, which made it
extremely difficult to advance the coastal party on a boat along the
his part, Comrade Lebedinsky, N. A.
showed sufficient perseverance and perseverance in overcoming
difficulties and, despite the insufficient number of workers in the
composition of the topographic party, he filmed 85 km of the coast
on the shore for a month”.
1937 ended for Lebedinsky wintering in the Laptev Sea on the
“Sadko”, from which he was taken as part of the
majority of winter workers in May 1938 by A.D. Alekseev.
In May 1939, Lebedinsky joined the expedition on the
"Malygin" icebreaker steamer, whose captain was N.V. Berdnikov. "Malygin"
with hydrographic expedition Ya.K. Smirnitsky
and G.E. Ratmanov
made a through voyage along the Northern Sea Route for one
navigation from west to east and arrived safely in Vladivostok.
The following year, work was successfully continued in the East
Siberian and Chukchi Seas. After
completing the work, we entered Providence Bay, from where, on
October 23, having 85 people on board, including 12 women, went to
October 27, the radio station of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky received a
distress call from Malygin. Hurricane
wind blew off the deck cap of the bunker, the ship took a lot of
water to the boiler room. All
rescue equipment was destroyed by the hurricane. At
about two o'clock in the morning of October 28, the Malygin abruptly
collapsed on board and sank in the region of the eastern shores of
one could escape.
entrance in the bay Smirnitskiy on the southern coast of the island
Kotelniy archipelago Novosibirsk Islands. The
name was given in 1942.